Current and former ranking lists for snooker. purpleworldmusic.com Frontpage · Home: Tournaments: / What's new | Live | Results | Upcoming | Finals | Diary | Main Tour players | All players | H2H | Match. Nationality: England (England); Male; Born: (40 years) Status: Amateur; First season as pro: ; Last season as pro: ; Twitter: @Lee_Spick. purpleworldmusic.com · @snookerorg. The place to go for the latest snooker results and rankings. See also @SnookerResults, @SnookerScores. Neil Robertson , 10, -, 9, England, Judd Trump , Head to head · Details · Pencil. Session 1: , , (69), (79) (), (58). purpleworldmusic.com Frontpage · Home: Tournaments: / What's new | Live | Results | Upcoming | Finals | Diary | Main Tour players | All players | H2H | Match.
Snooker Org Known applications VideoImprove at Snooker
Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Wikimedia Commons. Paul Hunter Classic Ranking  [nb 1].
European Masters. English Open. Championship League. Northern Ireland Open. UK Championship. Scottish Open.
World Grand Prix. German Masters. Gibraltar Open. Welsh Open. Using a cue stick and 21 coloured balls , players must strike the white ball or "cue ball" to pot or pocket the remaining balls in the correct sequence, accumulating points for each pot.
An individual game or frame is won by the player scoring the most points. A match is won when a player wins a predetermined number of frames.
Snooker gained its identity in when army officer Sir Neville Chamberlain — , stationed in Ootacamund , Madras , devised a set of rules that combined pyramid and black pool.
The word snooker was a long-used military term for inexperienced or first-year personnel. The World Snooker Championship has taken place since Joe Davis , a key figure and pioneer in the early growth of the sport, won the championship 15 straight times between and The "modern era" began in after the broadcaster BBC commissioned the snooker television show Pot Black and later began to air the World Championship in Key figures in the game were Ray Reardon in the s, Steve Davis in the s, and Stephen Hendry in the s, each winning six or more World championships.
Since , Ronnie O'Sullivan has won the most world titles, with six. Top professional players now compete regularly around the world and earn millions of pounds on the World Snooker Tour , which features players from across the world.
The origin of snooker dates back to the latter half of the 19th century. The word snooker was a slang term for first-year cadets and inexperienced military personnel, but Chamberlain would often use it for the performance of one of his fellow officers at the table.
Snooker grew in popularity across the Indian colonies and the United Kingdom, but it remained a game mainly for the gentry , and many gentlemen's clubs that had a billiards table would not allow non-members inside to play.
The objective of the game is to score more points than one's opponent by potting object balls in the correct order. At the start of a frame, the balls are positioned as shown in the first image, and the players then take turns hitting shots by striking the cue ball with the tip of the cue , their aim being to pot one of the red balls into a pocket and thereby score a point.
Failure to make contact with the red ball constitutes a foul shot. After that, the player must pot another red ball, then another colour, in sequence.
This process continues until the striker fails to pot the desired ball, at which point the opponent comes to the table to play the next shot.
The game continues in this manner until all the reds are potted and only the six colours are left on the table. The shots are: yellow first two points , then green three points , brown four points , blue five points , pink six points and black seven points , the balls not being returned to play.
In this situation, called re-spotted black , the black ball is placed on its designated spot and the cue ball is played as ball in hand.
The referee then tosses a coin and the winner decides which player goes first. The frame continues until one of the players pots the black ball or commits a foul.
In professional snooker this is a common occurrence. The referee also replaces the colours on the table when necessary and calls out how many points the player has scored during a break.
Points in snooker are gained from potting the correct balls in sequence. The total number of consecutive points excluding fouls that a player amasses during one visit to the table is known as a break.
A player attaining a break of 15, for example, could have reached it by potting a red then a black, then a red then a pink, before failing to pot the next red.
A maximum break in snooker is achieved by potting all reds with blacks then all colours, yielding points; this is often known as a "" or just as a "maximum".
Points may also be scored in a game when a player's opponent fouls. A foul can occur for various reasons, most commonly for failing to hit the correct ball e.
Points gained from a foul vary from a minimum of four to a maximum of seven if the black ball is involved. A foul shot that leaves no valid shot for the opponent can leave them a free ball.
A free ball allows a player to use any other coloured ball in place of the shot they were supposed to play. Doing so with all 15 red balls in play can result in a break exceeding a maximum, with the highest possible being a break , achieved via the opponent leaving a free ball , with the black being potted as the additional colour, and then potting 15 reds and blacks with the colours.
One game , from the balls in their starting position until the last ball is potted, is called a " frame ". A match generally consists of a predetermined number of frames and the player who wins the most frames wins the match.
Most professional matches require a player to win five frames, and are called "best of nine" in reference to the maximum possible number of frames.
Professional snooker players play on the World Snooker Tour. Events on the Tour are only open to players on the Tour and selected amateur players, but most events require qualification.
Players can qualify for the Tour either by being high enough on the world rankings from prior seasons, winning continental championships, or through the Challenge Tour or Q School events.
Reflecting the game's aristocratic origins, the majority of tournaments on the professional circuit require players to wear waistcoats and bow ties.
In recent years the necessity for this has been questioned, and players such as Stephen Maguire have been granted medical exemptions from wearing a bow tie.
The Tour also has an official world rankings scheme, with only players on the Tour receiving a ranking. Ranking points , earned by players through their performances over the previous two seasons, determine the current world rankings.
The elite of professional snooker are generally regarded as the "top" ranking players. The oldest professional snooker tournament is the World Championship,  held annually since except during World War II and between and Winning all three events is a difficult task, and has only been done by 11 players.
With some events having been criticised for matches taking too long,  an alternative series of timed tournaments has been organised by Matchroom Sport chairman Barry Hearn.
The shot-timed Premier League Snooker was established, with seven players invited to compete at regular United Kingdom venues, televised on Sky Sports.
While some success was achieved with this format, it generally did not receive the same amount of press attention or status as the regular ranking tournaments.
In , the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association submitted an unsuccessful bid for snooker to be played at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Several players, such as Ronnie O'Sullivan, Mark Allen and Steve Davis, have warned that there are too many tournaments during the season, and that players risk burning out.
Some leagues have allowed clubs to refuse to accept women players in tournaments. Accessories used for snooker include chalk for the tip of the cue, rests of various sorts used for playing shots that cannot be played by hand, a triangle to rack the reds, and a scoreboard.
While pool tables are common to many pubs , snooker tends to be played either in private surroundings or in public snooker halls.
The game can also be played on smaller tables using fewer red balls. Smaller tables can come in a variety of styles, such as fold-away or dining-table convertible.
A traditional snooker scoreboard resembles an abacus and records the score for each frame in units and twenties and the frame scores.
They are typically attached to a wall by the snooker table. A simple scoring bead is also sometimes used, called a "scoring string", or "scoring wire".
Snooker players typically move one or several beads with their cue. Louis Heathcote . Jak Jones . Jamie Clarke . Brandon Sargeant .
Matthew Stevens . Zhao Xintong . Lei Peifan . Mark King . Luca Brecel . Dominic Dale . Ashley Carty .
Ashley Hugill . Lee Walker . Matthew Selt . John Higgins . Peter Devlin . Hossein Vafaei . Andy Hicks .
Michael White a. Allister Carter . Thepchaiya Un-Nooh . Chris Wakelin . Chang Bingyu . Yuan Sijun . Gary Thomson a. Amine Amiri .
Xu Si . Oliver Lines . Ian Burns . Gary Wilson . Xiao Guodong . Pang Junxu . Rory McLeod .
Also known, that "Snooker" originally was an insult for the beginning players. Subsequently the British officer extended snooker in India.
The rules of the snooker are appeared in India in After returning to England, he presented Snooker for the colleagues.
Since then, Snooker is the most popular billiard game in Great Britain. Each of color balls has the special mark in a table. Red balls keep within a pyramid near black.
Players have to play serially in pockets red and color balls. Red balls in Snooker are rated at 1 point, color - from 2 to 7.
The most "expensive" ball is black. Until the table is left by all red balls, the color balls are exposed on the marks. The winner is the player who can score the most points.
The maximum possible number of points for one breaks - , however exist the moments when it is possible to score points, in this case "the free ball" participates in a break.
Such a breaks, from to points , in Snooker are called "maximum". The name of the game Snooker is a position on the table at which the object ball is not visible directly for the cue ball because of other balls.
Stephen Hendry , Scotland - 7 times won at the world championships, 36 times won rating tournaments.